1. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    This is an old video but it's quite wonderful!
  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    That was fascinating and so interesting to see the two young women who wove the fabric and two of the women who actually purchased it!

    I'm now even more intrigued by the fabric of the Lacroix suit I have.



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  3. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    What does the label look like? The use of the fabric is fascinating and it definitely looks hand woven.
  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  5. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    Thanks. Even though that is a rtw label, that is a very expensive fabric.
  6. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  7. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    For his last collection, he had almost no money. His suppliers provided goods anyway. Afterwards, he sent each an original colored sketch created for them personally with a note. I learned this from a flower maker in Paris. In this atelier, the artwork was framed so it could be admired.
  8. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    Thanks for sharing! Always loved Lacroix, he was one of the first designers I was a fan of. I'd wear anything that was shown in that film in a heartbeat. His use of colors and his color combinations always drew me. He curated an exibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris a few years ago, showing his designs side by side with vintage and antique items. Fabulous.
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  9. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    That was interesting that Anna WIntour and Nan Kempner bought the same jacket and knew that the other one had bought the same.
  10. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    So that one would not be caught wearing it to the same place, when you can afford $20,000 on one jacket, I guess that's what you do.
    It was interesting to see that 5 sold and that is considered a sell-out on a couture piece.

    Did anyone ever see the Met exhibit with Nan Kemper's clothing?
  11. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    Mary Jane,
    One of the most successful designs was the Valentino dress Jackie wore to marry Onassis--22. As I remember even Annette Englehard Reed de la Renta bought one--it was given to the Met.
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  12. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    Thanks for sharing that Claire.

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